Film celebrates 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m., the Utica Public Library in partnership with The League of Women Voters will present a screening of “Iron Jawed Angels.” 2017 is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York state.

New York was one of the first states to pass legislation giving women the right to […]

Oneida Community cemetery tour planned for Oct. 28

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida

WHO: Dr. Molly Jessup, curator of education

Join us Saturday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m., to explore mourning culture in the 19th century as represented in the Oneida Community’s cemetery.

A tour of the cemetery will follow a […]

Rev. John Gregg Fee to be honored at Abolition Hall of Fame

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the […]

Angelina Grimké to be honored at Abolition Hall of Fame

2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Louise Knight will present The Remarkable Transformation: Angelina Grimké’s Journey

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Sponsors of Angelina Grimké Weld will unveil her banner for the Hall of Fame.

12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 Eight libraries will culminate a CommUNITY Read of Invention of Wings by Sue […]

The OPL Players perform ‘The Game of Life: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story’ in Morrisville Oct. 20

Oneida Public Library

The Oneida Public Library Players will reprise their readers theater performance of “The Game of Life: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story” Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in historic Madison Hall, 100 Main St. (Route 20), Morrisville.

The play, directed by Virginia Drake with the assistance of Ken Drake, is a comedy […]

Beriah Green of Whitesboro to be honored at Abolition Weekend Oct. 21 and 22

Radical abolitionist Beriah Green will be honored at the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (Oct. 21, 2017.

During the 7 p.m. Saturday Commemoration Ceremonies of Abolition Weekend Oct. 21 and 22 in Peterboro, Dr. Milton Sernett will briefly describe the legacy of Beriah Green of Whitesboro as an inductee to the National […]

THE ONEIDA COMMUNITY MANSION HOUSE HOSTS TRAVELING EXHIBIT ON THE ZOAR COMMUNITY

The Oneida Community Mansion House will feature a temporary exhibit from Oct. 15, 2017, through Jan. 7, 2018, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Historic Zoar Village, Ohio. Like many utopian communities of the 19th century, Zoar was founded by religious separatists fleeing persecution in their home countries throughout Europe.

The German Separatists who founded Zoar […]

San Francisco author presents James W.C. Pennington at Peterboro Abolition Weekend

The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the two-year induction-commemoration cycle.

Beginning in […]

World War I history from the New York State Military Museum

42nd Division Guardsmen were a Long Island weekend attraction in the fall of 1917

Soldiers of the 42nd Division, a unit composed of National Guard elements from around the country, accept a special flag recognizing the division’s title as “The Rainbow Division” presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution in the fall of […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

Suffrage, part 2: The Other SideIn July of 1848, a group of nearly 200 women met at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls launching the women’s rights movement. One of their goals was to attain the right to vote for women. It was 69 years later that New York voters approved woman […]

OPL hosts women’s rights reading and discussion program

Oneida Public Library

Curious minds interested in Upstate New York’s colorful history of women’s rights reform are invited to participate in a Humanities New York reading and discussion program called Votes for Women, starting with an introduction on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7:00 p.m. and meeting in four weekly sessions thereafter on Thursdays at […]

Fall History Day in Eaton planned for Oct. 15

The Old Town of Eaton Museum will be hosting “Fall History Weekend” on Sunday, October 15 th from 1 until 3:30 Pm. The day will mark the close of the museum for the winter and will feature sales on gifts, books, and tee shirts.

On hand for the day will be Back Street Mary […]